Drinkinbrews (35) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Regardless of the reputation this beer has, as a long time drinker of overall cheap brews, hereís what i have to say about Steel Reserve. First off, i wish iíd of started buying this beer sooner, as it undoubtedly gives you the best "bang" for your buck. At $2.19 per four pack of pint cans, it canít be beat in terms of price. Upon opening a can, youíre instantly overwhelmed by a heavily malty scent, completely overpowering any hops that may actually be in this beer. The head pours very weak and thin, and the beer is very pale in appearance. At 8.1% alcohol, you will definitley be feeling it after 2 of these. Taste is extremely malty and comparable to most other low quality/cheap brews, only with an extreme touch of malt.
Overall, i donít think itís as bad as itís made out to be, and i can see myself buying it regularly when in a financial pinch, as it does get the job done very well.
BlackHaddock (5843) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
First íTramp Juiceí of my 2016 Californian adventure, 24 once can into a La Chouffe badged stemmed tulip three times on 27th April. Actually I liked the sweetness and malty base, not too keen on the corn flavour and alcohol content that could not be hidden by the week flavours or depth of body, the head could have hung around longer too. I have sat on park benches drinking worse, but I will not be revisiting this íbrown paper bagí beer again unless I need a hangover and headache.
tfontana (549) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can pour into nonic pint glass. Aroma is cracker, slightly metallic. Appearance is clear golden yellow with nice sparkle, fizzy white head with fair retention and trace lacing. Taste is lightly sweet bready malt. Palate is medium bodied with average to lively carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall, certainly no complexity here but itís not like it tastes bad. Iíd take it over a great sour any day.
altonbrownd (5280) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2016
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can from Food Stop Rockville, MD. Yellow body with thin head. Skunky nose. Pure malt liquor. Tastes very bad. Sweet with syrupy texture. Acly. Not at all enjoyable.
GeDub94 (3) - Pulaski, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For a malt liquor it taste great and is smooth for 8.1% ABV. It will also keep you warm on these cold winter nights.
BudgetDrunk26 (4) - Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2015 does not count
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
All I smell is the Can ..Im not sure which one is worse, This or Camo. This tates a tad better than camo ..So lets go with that....Smell is of stolen copper, tastetheProlly from the store I bought it from ..(it was broken into recently.. Lots of copper pipe stolen)...Taste is the same ..pennies on your tounge, little hoppiness/corn mixed in ....looks great in a glass tho......defiantly not my fav budget beer......
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Another strange brew. Watery grain and astringent. Carbonation was big but tasted flat. Some vodka edge to it. Weird.
ozzy70 (548) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
24 oz. can. Pours piss yellow with diminishing off white head. Aroma is metallic, some grains and nail polish remover. Taste was smooth and sweet, not to bad.
LetsRiff (16) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
What can i say about this brew? Terrible. Thatís about it. The only reason Iím adding more to this is that there is a 75 character limit. I donít recommend this to my worst enemy. I took 2 sips and had to stop. Just donít drink it.
DesertDevil (684) - Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
24-oz. can. The nose (which isnít as terrible as I feared) is mainly sweet corn, raw cookie dough, a bit of asparagus, faint honey, and old yellowing newspaper. The color resembles very clear concentrated urine topped with a thin fizzy white ring for a head. Blech, the first sip reveals sugary corn syrup, stale breakfast cereal (like a bad mix of Corn Chex and Wheaties), and light canola oil. As the malt liquor warms, notes of cheap taco shells, buttery Ritz crackers, and the faintest floral blend wafts through the dominant cloying flavors. Thereís barely any discernible hop bitterness. Very thin body with nearly a light oily texture and overly sweet finish. Itís not the worst malt liquor Iíve ever had (I shamefully drank a lot of crappy 40s in high school) but I would never deliberately choose this one if I were thirsty for a beer.
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2015
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma isnít so bad - pretty grainy; has some character. Taste is where everything falls apart - dirty, boozy, vile, disgusting. Puke-worthy palate. Took one sip and handed it off to someone else. Blecch. Avoid like the plague. One of the ten worst drinks Iíve ever had.